The City Council has appointed Shannon DS Kane and Brad Martin to fill two seats on the council currently occupied by Glenn Davis and Bill DeSteph. The appointments were made today, effective Jan. 1.
Davis and DeSteph were elected last month to the state House of Delegates. They have resigned from the City Council, effective Dec. 31, and will take office in Richmond in January.
Kane was appointed to the Rose Hall District seat currently occupied by Davis. Martin was appointed to the At-Large seat currently occupied by DeSteph. Both seats will be on the November 2014 election ballot.
Kane is president and founder of EWR Management Group in Virginia Beach. She is on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Virginia and is a member of the Beach Leadership Council. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from James Madison University.
Martin is founder and principal engineer of Martin Engineering in Virginia Beach. He is a former president of the Rotary Club of Cape Henry and a member of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering and math from Washington and Lee University.
The City Council made the appointments after interviewing 11 candidates in a televised, open session in the council chamber today. The council then discussed the candidates in a closed session and voted in open session to appoint Kane and Martin. Thirty-nine candidates had applied for the two open seats. The council narrowed down the list to 11 names on Dec. 10.